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DETAILS ON TOM'S LATEST PROJECT NAGASAKI SAILS FROM URANUS!

(AND SEE THE VIDEO BELOW!)



T O M   B A L L

                                       

Born in Los Angeles on Sonny Terry's birthday (October 24,) Tom began playing guitar at the age of eleven and took up harmonica two years later.  A teenage member of the Yerba Buena Blues Band in the mid-1960's, he played Love-Ins and Sunset Strip nightclubs before leaving the country for most of the '70s.  In 1978 he came back to the U.S. and teamed up with guitarist Kenny Sultan - a partnership that still flourishes today and has resulted in eight duo CDs (most with Flying Fish/Rounder,) and literally thousands of concerts and festivals all over the world.


In addition to working with Kenny, Tom has played on 250 CDs, performed and sung on countless film soundtracks, TV shows and commercials, recorded four solo guitar CDs, written five instructional books and authored a couple of novels.



TO FIND OUT MORE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CHECK OUT THE LINKS ON THE UPPER LEFT OF THIS PAGE.  





photo by Kimberly Clarke Citro                                                                                                

                                           


Some of Tom's studio projects include playing harmonica with Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band on the soundtrack to the film "Hoot," and with Kenny Loggins on his latest four CDs, "All Join In," "How About Now," "Blue Sky Riders - Finally Home" and "Why Not?" It's not hard to see why Tom has been on the cover of both American Harmonica Newsmagazine and Harmonica World, why Blues Revue called his playing "stupendous," and why Sound Choice magazine wrote, "The best acoustic blues act going, bar none!"  Meanwhile he has carved out a secondary career as a solo guitarist with 4 CDs, and "kills time" writing both music books and fiction. Fretboard Journal recently wrote, "Not fair. Tom Ball is not only one of the world's best harmonica players, he's also an incredible guitarist."


Currently Tom resides in Santa Barbara with his artist wife Laurie, two antique cats and 1000s of 78 RPM records. His daughter Shay is a renowned singer and model residing in WA.  For more info and a complete discography, please feel free to peruse this website by clicking the links in the upper-lefthand corner of this page. And if you'd like to get ahold of Tom personally, you can write or Email:

                                           
      Tom Ball
      POB 20156
      Santa Barbara CA                      
            
      93120  USA

 Mark Mosrie photo  (Old pic - Tom doesn't look this good anymore)

Email Tom at:


 

Here's a few videos to check out, including the brand new NAGASAKI SAILS FROM URANUS!

TURN THE VOLUME UP!!!!








To check out some TOM & KENNY videos, click on Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan video gallery.




                              

MEMBER - American Federation of Musicians (A F of M) Local 308
MEMBER - American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA) SF Chapter

MEMBER - Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) LA chapter
MEMBER - Society for the Preservation & Advancement of the Harmonica (
SPAH)
CO-PROPRIETOR - Good Time Blues Publishing (administered by
BUG Music, BMI)


To hear samples from Tom's latest solo guitar CDs, click any of the song titles below:

Manha de Carnival

Greensleeves (What Child is This?)

Over the Rainbow

Once Upon a Time in the West

The Way You Look Tonight

Simple Gifts

Murmures (Whisperings)

Merry Little Christmas

The Water is Wide

Auld Lang Syne / O Christmas Tree

One November Day

To Kill a Mockingbird

Day by Day

                                         

Photo by Ben Elder



           

Tom Ball:
Tom Ball: Solo Guitar - Music From Films
Tom Ball: 18 Pieces for Solo Steel String Guitar
Tom Ball: Guitar Music
Tom Ball Harmonica Orchestra: Nagasaki Sails From Uranus

 


Tom overstocked for Christmas. As a result, "18 Pieces for Solo Steel-String Guitar"   and "Solo Guitar - Music From Films" are now on sale directly from Tom at 50% OFF!  


They can be had for $7.50 USD each (plus 3.50 s/h in the U.S.) by PayPal or check. Can be signed if you wish. Just drop an Email and mention that you saw this offer! Thanks!

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 Artwork by Robert Crumb